Barthel Tri-Lakes Challenge
For those serious sailors who compete in the Chicago Mac, the Port Huron to Mac and the Trans Superior,
the boat with the best points overall will be the recipient of this prestigious new challenge trophy and title.  
'Trans Superior' Web site 'Chicago Mac' Web site 'Port Huron to Mac' Web site
The 2003 Barthel Tri-Lake Challenge has now been completed.   A total of three boats completed in this all new format used to resurrect the beautiful Barthel Trophy.   The three boats were two GL 70's and one N/M 50.   In the beginning all three VP's from each respective Lake Association gave input to the scoring of the event.   Basically, each race and its corresponding Lake Association used their local scoring system.   Each of the boats placed (1st, 2nd, 3rd) according to their adjusted finish.   The marketing and management of the Barthel fell upon LSYA in conjunction with their running of the Trans Superior, that being the last of the three races.

The winning boat was Colt 45, a GL 70, and it was officially awarded the Barthel for 2003.   A keeper trophy was presented.   The Barthel trophy will be placed (for safe keeping) with other suitable antique Trans Superior trophies in the Maritime Museum at Duluth for viewing and appreciation from a huge public visitation.   Some restoration is needed on the Barthel, namely a reworking of the engraved shields, to make them all as originally intended.

The boats that participated in all three races (and their results) were:

 

Place
Points
Yacht Name
Model
Owner(s)
Yacht Club
1 5 Colt 45 GL 70 Alan Fletcher Alpena Yacht Club
Alpena, MI
2 6 Stripes GL 70 Bill Martin Bayview Yacht Club
Ann Arbor, MI
3 7 Chewbacca N/M 50 Bill Peterson
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Bruce Nimmer
Wayzata Yacht Club
Apostle Islands Station
Bayfield, WI

The results of each of the three races were:

 

Place
Chicago Mac
(Americap)
Corrected
Time
1 Chewbacca 01:07:30:57
2 Stripes 01:07:49:46
3 Colt 45 01:09:03:00
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Place
Port Huron Mac
(Lake Huron PHRF)
Corrected
Time
1 Colt 45 33:14:22
2 Stripes 34:01:45
3 Chewbacca 44:43:57
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Place
Trans Superior
(Lake Michigan PHRF)
Corrected
Time
1 Colt 45 54:26:24
2 Stripes 54:48:04
3 Chewbacca 66:10:37
 
 
 
 
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